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Who doesn’t want a nap, especially a good one – at the beach? If you haven’t done it yet, consider doing it on your next beach trip. Of course, there are a few drawbacks like sunburn threat or wayward volleyballs that might hit your face but the benefits outweigh the disadvantages. If done with good preparation, you can enjoy a perfect snooze on the seashore. Here’s the three S on why beach sleeping is a must-try.

Sound of the waves

The music of the waves gently washing to the shore coupled with the sound of chirping birds from afar would make anyone sleepy. If you are familiar with sleeping apps, they reproduce the sound of the beach simply because it is really effective. If you happen to be on a crowded beach, look for an area that has only a few people. There is always a peaceful spot on the beach for you to doze off even only for a few minutes.

Sea breeze

The scent of the seaside is produced by dimethyl sulfide gas emitted by the sea. Getting a lungful at the beach will help you get a better sleep. The reason is that fresh sea air is full of negative hydrogen ions, which improve our ability to absorb oxygen by neutralizing damaging free radicals (positive ions). These negative ions can also balance levels of serotonin, the feel-good hormone, making us less prone to anxiety.

Stress-free vibe

Most of the time, people go to the beach for a vacation and people go to vacation to relax. That explains a lot. Vacations are supposed to be stress-free moments. Surely, you will see active folks doing something physical like surfing, jet skiing, or playing any sports but there are also people doing the same thing you do. It’s the whole laidback, chill environment that gives you a relaxing feeling and that is a recipe for a few good winks.